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no, you are not going to buy our government. >> michael: listening to you say that it's so damn frustrating, john, the nra it appears and i think you would agree -- does int seem like they are still winning at this? and if they are, have they at least been weakened by newtown at all? >> i think so with regard to the general population. but we have lost our d.c.sy to special interests. and the nra's 10 or $20 million in every election cycle literally buys vehicles, because the american public doesn't president in our democracy. if the listeners out there did one thing and one thing only one take away right now, it's call the -- the congress the switchboard, 202-224-3121, ask to speak to your elected officials wherever you are from whatever state, whatever district, and tell them to stand up to the gun industry. stand up to the nra and their nonsense that is killing 87 americans every day, require a background check for gun sales, prohibit the sale of magazine ammunition magazines, you know, over ten rounds when police are carrying 13 and are out gunned by
it has gotten. is the pathetic state of our federal government. back in washington john boehner didn't seem too concerned about the president's slip of the tongue. >> so much for the charm offensive. as i like to say you only tease the ones you love. i would rather be heckeled an ignored. >> michael: wait, he is not teasing you because he loves you. the president is genuinely glad that you are thousands of miles away, and if you want to know why take a look at congress. today republicans did what they always do when faced with an easy decision they made a big fuss threatened to shut the whole thing down and then gave in. they also planned to reintroduce paul ryan's draconian service-slashing budget the same exacting budget that went nowhere last session. but if that's how they want to play, democrats are more than happy to jump in the ring with them. the dccc is always hinting how it will use ryan's budget against republican candidates in 2014 just like they did in 2012. today they released this video. >> she joined mitt romney in supporting paul ryan's budget
's entrepreneur is the federal government's felon. and the ground is always shifting. >>so what's going to happen? >>we are going to see this issue fought out in the court of public opinion. it is in periods like this that we really see change happen. (vo)if recent history is any indication, it seems impossible to predict exactly what kind of change we can expect. >> michael: coming up tonight, numbers, be they 2800 dead, 11 million undocumented or ten years since, they define where we've been, where we are and perhaps where we're headed. i'm michael shure. this is "the war room." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> michael: today marks the ten-year anniversary of the iraq war. hard to believe but it's been a full decade since headlines across the country heralded a quote, targeted surgical invasion to top be saddam hussein. as we know there were no weapons of mass destruction and it was anything but targeted. the country itself is still plagued by violence and bloodshed. there were 16 car bombs, and one assassination leaving 52 dead and 180 wounded. all told 130,000 130,000 iraqi civilian
, thanks so much. >> you're welcome michaelment back in washington, the government promising to run until september. it makes it sound like everything is hunky dori in the capitol, but it's far from that. it may have cost us our soul when it comes to gun safety. the first permanent federal laws passed since newtown. gun safety advocates lost on every single one of them this bill is outrageous in light of the mass murder in newtown connecticut. the bill forces gun dealers to check for missing or stolen guns and bans efforts to change the definition of antique gun. and the bill keeps the justice department from closing inactive gun dealers giving life to zombie gun shops. and the nra must love this last one, the new law presents atf from using data collection to daughterdraw conclusion to gun crime. in essence see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. these gun measures could have come off the books at some point but they're president obama's signature away from becoming permanent. if i sound dispirited, this is on the heels of the democratic led decision not to push the assault gun ban. bi
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